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we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000, $45,000 a year. romney paid 14% on taxes in over $13 million in income. ben, all along people say the road to pennsylvania avenue goes through ohio and your campaign reportedly sees this as game over. that is for mitt romney because of the new polling that's out today, putting president ahead by ten points. a lot of people, though, would say that those polls could be wrong and inflated. but what are you doing to make sure ohio stays as a strength for the obama campaign? >> let me be clear from the beginning. we're running like we're ten points behind. we don't have rose-colored glasses on here. the reaction is there's a reaction across the state.
it provided context behind the policies. he wrote off 47%. hard-working people who have worked their entire lives, paying in medicare and social security but gave an explanation for his policies. just this weekend he said that even though he made $13 million last year, he should pay a lower rate on his income taxes than somebody making $50,000. it explains why he'd raise taxes on middle-class families by paying for $5 trillion tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. i think that's beginning to crystallize across the state of ohio snow y ohio. >> they're dismissing all of these battleground polls calling them flawed. here's what one romney aide had to say spiskly about ohio. take a look. >> the question was if we lose ohio can we win. say if ifs and nuts and candy were buts every day would be
christmas. >> what do you make of that? >> it's hard to make out the comments in the state of ohio. it comes down to the fact that one in eight jobs are linked to the industry. millions of jobs up and down the supply chain. when the pundit said not to. they said let detroit go bankrupt. mitt romney went to detroit. manufacturing is the backbone in communities across ohio. they gave up on manufacturing jobs. more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs have been created across ohio during that administration. more than 500,000 across the country. i think that ohio in many ways is a microcosm of the challenges that the nation face oefrd the past four years and how we've begun to overcome them. >> meanwhile as you make those strong distinction points, mitt romney is making case elsewhere in ohio that it can't afford four more years of the president.
this isn't on the plane. hopefully you'll be able to hear better. >> do we want four more years where every single year the take home pay goes down? >> no! >> do we want four more years of trillion-dollar deficits? >> no. >> so, ben, mitt romney has raised $6 million to president obama's $2.8 million. the super pacs as i know you're aware has fire power to release. when that happens in conjunction with the debates, do you fear an even tighter race here? >> well, mitt romney has to pre sent a plan. that's what these advertisements won't be able to do. the burden is on him to explain why returning to the same economic policies that caused the crisis in the first place, more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, stripping it over wall street will somehow unleash job creation when it hasn't in the past. ultimately they here not building on the ground. we've been on the ground for the
past four years. our organizers and supporters talking to their neighbors and communities. they may be able to build a 72-hour turnkey operation but they won't have the same roots in the community that we've been building over the past four years. that will be stronger than any negative advertisement on the air for special interest groups. >> super pac commercials may miss out on the specifics but the debates may be pivot al and some are worried with just the three days blocked out for the debate preps. president obama has had to cancel out some because of what's going on in the middle east. >> we're taking note of the fact that the romney campaign has built this up as a pivotal moment. they're looking for a reagan debate type of moment. he took the week of the democratic convention down to
prepare for the debates. but i don't think americans will judge this on style point ace loan. he's got to be specific about his policy. >> big ben, i want to interrupt because president ahmadinejad is now speaking at the u.n. >> translator: he's chosen companions and all the underlying messengers. oh, god, hasten the emergence of your chosen beloved. grant him good health and victory. make us his best companions and and all those who submit to his rightfulness. mr. president and laetds and gentlemen. i thank the almighty god for being able to participate. we're gathered toque to build a better lifer for the entire community and for our nations. coming from iran, the land of glory and beauty, the land of knowledge, culture, wisdom,
morality and crazele of misty sichl. the land of compassion and life. the the land of science, scholars, philosophers, masters of literature and writers, the land of -- i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization and an inhair tore of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation which is dedicated to the cause of peace and compassion, a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the aggressions and imposed wars and profoundly values the blessing of peace and the stability.
i am now here for the eighth time in the eighth year of my service. to my noble people in this assembly of sisters and brothers from across the world to show to the world that my noble nation like its brilliant past has a global vision and welcomes any effort intended to provide and promote peace, stability, and tranquility which can only be realized through harmony, cooperation, and joint management of the world. i am here to voice the divine and humanitarian message of learned men and women of my country. to you and to the whole world, a
message that iran's great orator and poet presented to humanity in his eternal two-line poetry. human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. if one member is afflicted with pain, others are. i have talked in the past seven years about the current challenges, solutions, and prospects of the future world. and today i want to raise and discuss such issues from a different perspective. thousands of years has passed since children of adam. peace be upon him has started to settle down in various parts of earth. different scholars, customs,
languages, wasser tos and traditions pursued consistently toed by aspirations, build a society for a more beautiful life blessed with lasting peace, security, and happiness. desfiet all efforts made by raushs people and justice seekers and sufferings and pains endured by masses of people in the quest to achieve happiness and victory. the history of mankind except in rare cases is marked with unfulfilled dreams and failures. imagine for a moment had there been no distrust and malicious behaviors and relationships with no one violating the rights of others, had humanitarian values been viewed as the cry tearian for social dignity in place of
affluence and consumerism, had humanity not experienced the dark age of medieval periods and centers of power, not hindered the flourishing of knowledge and constructive thoughts, had the wars of crusade and the ensuing periods of slavery and colonialism not happened and had the inher tors of these dark course followed the humanitarians, the first and second wars in europe, vietnam, america, latin america and in the balkans nod happened and if instead of the occupation of palestine an imposition of a fake government, displacement and genocide of millions of people around the globe, the truth behind these wars had been revealed based on justice, had saddam hussein not invaded iran and had the big powers supported
the right of iranian people instead of siding with saddam, if the tragic incident of september 11th and the military actions against after gap stan and iraq that left millions killed and homeless had not happened and if instead of killing and throwing the cup pretty into the sea without informing the world and the people of america, an independent fact-finding team had been formed to make the general public aware of the fruit behind the incident and prepared for bringing to justice the perpetrators, had extremism or terrorism not been used for political goals, had the harms been turned into pains and extend pendy turs had been used to build an equity. had religious conflicts not been
beaten and if differences had not been used for the purpose of advancing political agendas, had the right to krit siechl the policies and actions of the world zionism been recognized the allow the world media to freely report and shed light on realities instead of taking deceitful gestures bent on offending the sanctities and malsacred beliefs of human beings and divine messenger who as the purist and most compassion at human beings are the gift of the almighty to humanity, had the security council not been under the domination or the limited number of governments thus disabling united nations to carry out its responsibilities on a just and equitable basis, if the international economic institutions had not been under
pressure and were allowed to conformed the functions by using their expertise based on fairness and justice, had the world capitalists not weakened or victimized the economies of nations in order to make up for their own mistakes, had integrity and honesty had not prevailed and all nations and governments were treated equally and justly in the global efforts to build and expand happiness for the entire mankind and if tens of other unfavorable situations had not occurred in human life. imagine how beautiful and pleasant our lives and how lovely the history of mankind would have been. let us take a look at the world's situation today. a, the economic situation.
poverty is on the rise and the gap is widening between the rich and the poor. industrial countries has exceeded $63 trillion while the repayment of half of this amount is sufficient to eradicate poverty in the world. the economy's dependent on consumerism and exploitation on people who only serve the interests or the limited number of countries. paper assets using it over control of the world economic centers contributes to the greatest efforts of history and is considered a major contributor to global economic crisis. it has been reported that only 33 reams of paper assets were printed by one government alone. development planning based on
capitalist economy that runs in a vicious circle triggers unhealthy and devastating competitions, and it is a failed practice. b, the situation. from the standpoint of the politicians who control the world power centers, the concept such as impurity, honesty, compassion and self-sacrifice are rejected as defunct. and an impediment to the accomplishment of their goals. they openly talk about their disbelief in the relevance of ethics to the political and social affairs. pure and indigenous cultures is the product of centuries-old efforts of nations, the common denominator reflecting a human profound feeling and love toward beauties and the force which breaches it and social die namism are under contact atacts
and susceptible to extinction. specific life and style devoid of individual social identity has been imposed oi nations by organized and systematic destruction. family as the noblest institutions of societies and the center emanating love and humanity has been seriously weakened and its destructive incline. women as a live being, image of beauty and the main pillar of every society has been damaged and abused by the powerful and the wealthy. human soul has become frustrated and the essence of humankind humiliated and suppressed. c, political and security situation. unilateralism, application of double standards and the imposition on wars, stability and occupation to ensure economic interests and expand
dominance over sensitive centers of the world have turned to be the order of the day. arms race and intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction by the powers have become prevalent. testing newer generations of ultra modern weaponry and the pledge to disclose these arm aments, undue time is now being used as a new language of threats against nations to coerce them into accepting a new era of it. continued threat by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear scam excel of this bit of reality. a state of mistrust has katz its shadow on the limbed relations. no one feels secure or safe,
even those who have a stockpile, thousands of atom ek bombs and other arms in their arsenals. d, the environmental situation. the environment as a commonwealth and heritage of then tire humankind and a con stability guarantor of man's survival has been seriously damaged and devastated as a result of irresponsible and excessive use of resources, particularly by capitalists across the world. a situation that has caused massive welt, flood, and pollution. this advances in scientific knowledge and technology. the aspirations of adams children have not yet been fulfilled. does anybody believe that continuation of the current order is capable of bringing happiness for human society? today everyone is discontent and disappointed with the current international order.
dear colleagues. human beings do not deserve to be under continued suffers of the present situation. our wisdom and compassion who loves all human beings has not ordained a destiny for mankind. he has altered human as the supreme crucial to make the best and most beautiful life on earth along with justice, love, and dignity. we must therefore think of a solution. who is responsible for all these suffering and failures? some people try to justify that everything is normal and a reflection of divine will, putting the blame on nations as responsible for all prevalent vices and evils. they are of the opinion that it is the nations that sub come to discrimination and tierney. it's the nation who surrenders to dictatorship and greed. its the nations that accept the
expanseless powers. is the nations who are influenced by the prompting and tactics of powers and most in our world are the result of the passive attitudes with the inclination to live under the supremacy of the world powers. these are the arguments raised by those who tend to blame nations for the up favorable conditions prevailing in the world with the intention to justify the attitudes and destructive behaviors of the ruling minority. these claims supposedly authentic cannot in any way justify a continuation of the present oppressive international order. >> we've been listening to president mahmoud ahmadinejad at the address of united general assembly. as you saw several cutaways, the seats are empty. protesters, they were gathered outside the u.n. objecting to
the iranian leader being given a world stage for this often inflammatory rhetoric that we've heard in the past. this is his eighth time appearing there. many also objecting to him speaking onhe holiest day, yom kippur. what do you make of it? his eighth address? >> it's very concerning that a man who suppressed his own people talks about freedom and about love and about humanity and about all of that while he's actually imprisoning most of them, especially his opposition daily, torturing them, killing them, giving orders to -- he's the guy who stole the election in 2000et. ty arab springs started in iran in 2009 when thousands went in the streets and said the election was not fair and the
election was won by their own man. so, you know, it's a little bit weird to hear him talking about all of these loving values, but the concerning part is when he talk about the atomic bomb. when he said, we are -- you know, even when you have nukes and you have missiles, you're not protected. what he's trying to say, is he trying to say, well, we need to get -- you know, to protect ourselves by developing more and more atomic weapons? he's saying that while actually the head of the parliament and others are saying we're willing to negotiate, open to inspectors in our own countries and we'd like to -- we didn't even reach a solution whether we want an atomic bomb or not. we want to develop the technology, and the clear technology simile for civil reasons. this was their taste so far. what he's saying today, he doesn't feel safe and protected in a world without bombs. >> that's what i was going to say that was interesting to me that made my ears perk up.
obviously the beginning of his speech was a little flowery, he was gathered with others to decide how to build a better life and this was his eighth time there with a vision for global peace and frtranquility. >> he's saying two orders of things. his domestic policy failed totally. under the presidency, you have the worst sanctions, the worst unemployment, and people really resent this regime. they hate him. 70% of the iranians are under 30 years old. and they don't want him. another thing he's saying, we're not safe so we need to have nukes and we need to have developed all of these nuclear technology. this is what he's been doing.
under his presidency, they open all kinds of facilities. wherever in iran. even in the region and they're so protected understood ground. so far they didn't -- i know and most of the world leaders think they didn't reach a decision whether to develop that into a higher stage, meaning nuclear weapons or not, but they're still developing them. and we know that the iaea said that they are making research on how to weaponize or how to work on an electronic component how to detonate nuclear weapons. i think what he's saying, they would like to do that. >> one thing we didn't here at least in this point is anything about israel. but he talked about an occupied palestine and zionist nation. >> all of these leaders use palestinian issue as a flag, from reforms, lack of freedom
and all incredible things he's been talking about theoretically. but then on the ground, he's doing and following other grounds. >> thanks for being here. we're going to be back here with more on msnbc after this quick break. stick around. ♪ something to me ♪ that nobody else could do but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts.
welcome back, everybody. as we mentioned both of the candidates appearing in ohio, a state that mitt romney definitely needs to win but the new polls don't paint such a pretty picture for the gop nominee. we bring in our panel. karen finney, former communications director for the dnc, also an msnbc political analyst and political analyst john ferry. thanks for sticking around with me. we broke in with the news with ahmadinej ahmadinejad's speech. >> up by 2 points since
mid-july, obama's ratings for his campaign. is this. going week really do or die for mitt romney on the campaign trail this week and then leading into october 3rd, that first debate? >> well, i think he's behind in ohio, for example. and i think his campaign is starting to gear up post democratic convention. for example, they've just started getting ads in youngstown, ohio. they're going to have to pick up the pace. the debating are going to be critical. think he had a very good "60 minutes" interview. he was pretty funny. having bill clinton say something nice about you might give him a bounce, which i think he desperately needs. >> karen, we see in each of these new polls, the women are the driving force, but the romney campaigns say they see a much tighter race than these polls seem to indicate, basically downplaying what's out
there right now. could they be right? could things be a lot tighter than we're seeing? >> well, it's to be expected that both sides are going to do what they can. you have three polls facing the romney team that they're trying to discredit in multiple ways. i think there's got to be some truth. president obama is up pretty substantially in a number of polls. women voters critically important. i think it puts the gop in a tough spot because here you have a guy who's defending the concept of legitimate rain or forceable rape as part of the that puts the party on defense when it comes to women voter vo. >> karen, think back. when you saw the latest poll up by ten points, are you smiling from ear to ear or what? >> you know what? i'm going tell you something. when i was at the dnc then and now i would be very concerned simile because you can't take
anything for granted. i'm concern thad the president be outside of the margin of error in terms of his lead because i don't underestimate karl rove to steal the election. the tay party vote challenging students in ohio simile because they didn't put their dorm room number on their registrations. those kids are being subpoenaed to go to court. those are the kind of tactics we're starting to see. >> both sides, both candidates will be speaking in ohio later today in our 1:00 hour here on msnbc. and president obama is doing poorly with white working class voters in just about every region of the country except the midwest. so why in the midwest is his message winning in the demographics and failing elsewhere? >> what we're seeing in the polls in the south where president obama is very unpopular, voters overall
traditionally don't like him. outside of that, they're doing pretty well. the margins are pretty well. the key thing in those polls also you saw is right now, karen's right. the election is not over. john said the same thing. that said obama's ahead by nine points in ohio. i mean romney's going to have to convince them that they're telling pollsters to change their mind and come back to either undecided and then to romney, which is really challenging this late in the game. >> 41 days to go. we shall see. thanks to all of you, all three of you for sticking around for our abbreviated power panel. again, my thanks. so back with new efforts to vote this election. the congressional black caucus has launch add new campaign at informing voters on what they need and need to do to cast their ballots. and it's not only voter i.d.
concerns. some 16 people are purging people from their voter polls. a member of the congressional black caucus, sir, it's good to have you here. explain to us more about the efforts and your efforts to get voters ready for these new laws. what are you all doing exactly to explain the needs what voters really need when they show up? >> first of all, thank you so much for having me. look, we have decided that in spite of the fact that we think all of these draconian laws are unfair, we think they're illegal. we don't know yet. we're waiting on the courts to do that. but in the meantime, we're going state by state looking at all of these requirements, and we're doing what is necessary to try and get people to meet these various tests. we are very pleased with the reception we're getting thus
far. we just had over flow of crowds here in south carolina. we had about 12 or 14 i think events across the nation yesterday. and we've got all of the african-american -- in universities, fraternities and sororities. we're going to counter the vote. we're going into these voting places and we're going have our presence there on election day. we're not going to be intimidated by these people who feel that their presence is going to do something to dissuade the african-american voters. we're going to stand up to them and we're going to make sure that everybody who is eligible cast a vote. >> sir, i want to blind everybody. in late august, a three-judge federal panel blocked the voter i.d. issue in the state of texas. in their brief they wrote about this saying, coat, it imposes
strict unforgiving burdens on the poor and racial minorities in texas and-to-protect the inted gri of elections in the state from fraud and impersonation. but we have very little cases, specific cases of fraud or impersonation issues going on here like this. is the federal judge's ruling in this about the fact that it imposes an unfair burden on the poor basically saying this is a poll tax and other states like pennsylvania and south carolina can use that as precedent that's set for their own rulings? >> and that's what they're doing. they're using that. but the fact of the matter is you have to look at the intent. i think we all do that. in texas, for instance, they say the student i.d. with a picture on it is not good enough to vote, but a hunting license without a picture is good enough.
what is the intent of doing that. they say, we promise to pass a voter i.d. law that would make it possible for mitt romney to win in pennsylvania and we have done it. what was that intent? was it his intention to get rid of fraud or was it his intention to weigh the electoral vote against president obama? so i think the courts have got plenty enough to work with. but we're not going to leave it to that. we're going to press forward with doing what we think is necessary to mobilize voters, to get them voting early in many states, 23, i believe. voting has already begun and i'm on my way to florida friday to get ready for early voting down in florida. >> sir, thank you for joining me. i appreciate your time. >> thank you so much for having me. >> absolutely. referee obama, newt gingrich's comparison o president obama to those nfl
replacement judges? and then, endorsing akin. which two are throwing theirweight behind todd akin's missouri senate race. if you have thoughts about what you receive on the show, you can join the conversation, find us on facebook.com. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing)
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briefly worried over the sharp tongue she used last week. last night appear on jay leno's "tonight show," mrs. romney was asked about her "stop it" remark on radio. >> i liked seeing you get mad. did you get feedback? >> no, no. i stepped out of the interview and said, oh, dear, was i a lotle strong. everyone i've seen has givenmy high fives. joining me now is melissa harris-perry, host of the melissa harris-perry show here on msnbc. she went on to give a little more background of her frustration. let's take a moment. >> i will tell you, jay, that four years ago, it's a hard thing to do this, especially being the wife and having to listen to all this stuff all the time. four years ago i made a videotape and on the videotape i looked in the camera and i said, mitt, this is for your, sweetheart. i'm never doing this again. >> oh, really.
>> yes. and i showed it to him and he looked at it and he said, you know, ann, you say that after every pregnancy. >> not a time taped video or time capsule after the second, third, fourth, son there. we have been watching a lot of people being critical of ann romney's tougher tone as she talked four years ago saying she was not doing this again. four years ago could michelle obama have pulled off ann's fire? >> i have a little bit of a soft spot for political wives. it's hard to watch someone white house who you're in love with be in a struggle that is a political campaign, so i feel her on that and i even like the fact that a political wife in this case is speaking her mind rather than being fully managed by the campaign at all times. think many of us are frustrated
by how political wives sometimes get completely managed in campaigns. that said do i think michelle obama could have gotten away with these kinds of expressions of anger and irritation about how her husband was treated? no, i don't think so. i think we see clearly when michelle obama, before she was the first lady, did express even just her pride about it, that she was very much taken to task that and she was also considered maybe a liability going forward. doesn't certainly have the popularity factor that she has now back then. and the first lady, though, one thing she's done as first lady is championed for school nutrition as part of her "let's move" campaign. they put out this parody called we are hungry. and they've called her the new eva perron.
has it only been riefbded by that of bill clinton? do you think there's an effort go undermine her as an asset to the obama campaign? >> oh, absolutely. i think the thing that's mostly appalling about it. that right. she's a huge asset. extremely popular. whatever negativity there was four years ago has been wiped away by her own astonishing handling of her role as first lady but it's one thing to undermine president obama's re-election campaign, but to do so in a way that goes at the le jij legitimacy. this issue of childhood obesity has problems for children, health costs and children as a nation. that for me is the part that's really kind of out of pounds. >> melissa harris-perry. just a reminder, you can watch
melissa right here on saturday and sunday on msnbc at 10:00 a.m. it was atrocious. i'm very surprised the replay official didn't overturn it. if the call is in dispute and there isn't clear evidence that it was wrong, they're supposed to let it stand. but to virtually everybody with a television set, especially with a high-def television set, there's no dispute here. it was conclusively incorrect. >> all right. let's dive in. that's nbc's bob costas. it's the disastrous call by replacement refs that game seattle a win over monday night that's fills coaches and players and thousands of football players. president obama twirted saying that nfl fans on both siesd of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon.
>> did you watch that packers' game last night? give me a break. i fell leak they work part time in the president's budget office. >> let's get into this. rob, i've got to throw this rt fast. where can we get a tight shot of this, the "osei can't you se oh say can't you see" with the refs with the seeing-eye dog. this is a billion-dollar industry and it's kind of sofa change that they're not willing to pay to bring them back. >> it's basically $40 million a year in an industry that has $9 billion a year in revenue. the owners want the refs to
semithe 401(k) plan instead of the pension plan. they want to be able to fire refs who mess up calls. the owners have dug in. they're used to winning things. they had a lockout with the players. they're used to winning and they're trying to win against the refrs but over a relative live small amount of money. >> when it comes to the nfl and the owners, their money is in the bank with the television ads that have sold. the season's played itself out financially for most of them so there's not a lot of wiggle room for these refs, right, except if the replace mnlts refs continue doing what they're doing on the field. >> that's right. the referee's union is sitting back and loving this. they love that that they're sitting back and talking about it. this thing has clearly gone to another level and that's going to cause the referees to sort of dig in and say we're not compromising until we get what we want. the question is now will the owners compromise and give in to
the refs. >> your prediction of when this will come to an end? >> i see the pressure building. i give it another week, two weeks, week and half. they'll certainly reach an 'agreement within the next two weeks. it's now time for the poly side bar. gingrich who campaigned earlier this week with missouri senate candidate todd akin said this last night on fox news. >> frankly happens to be a partial part-time president. he really is a lot like the substitute refs in the sense that he's not a real president. he doesn't do any of the things that presidents do. he doesn't worry about any of the things that presidents do. >> akin announced yesterday that he's staying in this race and yesterday, also a deadline for akin to step out. his oh poejt saying this of akin's decision last night on "the last word." >> you have to remember, this is
someone who's always operated on the fringe ofs he party. he's never really had a warm and close relationship with a lot of the republican party leaders because of his extreme views. >> and in the senate race in massachusetts, scott brown now says he does not condone the video that reportedly shows his staffers doing a to elizabeth warren's claim of cher row ski descent. two recent polls have shown warren pulling ahead. madonna said she was being ironic when she called president obama a black muslim. madonna said i know he is not a muslim and what if he were? the point i was making a good man is a good man.
stats show many african-american boys from low income urban areas face the greatest danger. a series called save my son takes a look at what urban family face trying to keep their kids away from bad influences including abuse in their own homes. >> i had a conversation with her, some of that stuff is as fresh as if it happened yesterday. >> i remember too, where it was, she fell to the floor and she got grabbed. i think it was a toaster and hit him. and then she was like -- the kids are in the room. and then he looked up, hit her one more time and then stopped. i'll never forget. >> so joining me now is the host of that show and founder of the capital magnet school, dr. perry. it's good to have you here. that's a powerful moment. you know, it's emotional to watch the young man talking there about that moment in his life and the tears streaming down his face. tell us more about him, his back
story and the show itself. >> what i think the story is about save my son is that young man is not from the hood. he's from plano, texas, suburban community and he is being raised by an educator, his mom is an educator. his mom and dad were married. yet and still some of the things that he experienced as young man so stains had him that he couldn't function. when we met him on steve harv harvey's ranch he was unwilling to engage in anything that we were asking him to do. steve picked him out from just from the lineup so to speak of 100 young men. and the truth here is that african-american boys are, in fact, performing the lowest in virtually every category quality of life in many cases doesn't matter if they're in a suburban education system or urban education system, they're still under performing. so save my son is about finding ways to help families, good people to become great parents. >> obviously there's going to be no one magic trick that does that, but what are some of the
solutions that you've been able to help families implement? >> one of the biggest problems i see with mothers in particular, they parent through guilt. for instance, one of the things they do is any time a child promises to do something, they give them something for it. and they begin rewarding thought. not product. and so many parents especially single parents, they feel like it's my fault that the child is acting the way in which he's acting therefore i need to do something to allay my guilt and what they're doing is only prolonging and making the problem be worse. save my sons will change the way we parent. >> the show airs? >> tonight at 9:00. >> on tv 1. >> yeah. >> dr. steve parry, congratulations with the show and we look forward to seeing you more. that's going to wrap things up for me. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. time. "now" with alex wagner comes your way next. don't go anywhere. en... it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing...
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